FISH 342: Fishing Gear Technology and Application


Basic terms and definitions of fishing gears. Fishing gears and methods (traps, hook and lines, stationery nets, towed nets and dredges, surrounding nets, fish aggregation devices (FADs)). Indigenous fishing gears. Gear selectivity.  Fishing gear construction.  Netting.  Availability of fish to gear.  Characteristics of common fishing gears employed in Ghanaian waters.  Types of fishing crafts and their operation. Maintenance of crafts and gears. Electronic and acoustic fishing methods. Landing facilities. Harmful fishing practices. Destructive effects of fishing.